People experience many common symptoms of physical discomfort. Everything from a simple cold to muscle aches or stubbing our toes are shared human experiences. Another common condition that affects millions of people is the acute and consistent pain caused by sciatica, the risk of which is often increased as we get older due to ongoing changes in the spine.
This ailment can be very strong and even debilitating if not treated properly. The pain originates in the spine and sends sharp charges down the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in your body, extending all the way down the back of your leg. Sciatica is often caused by other conditions such as a slipped or herniated disc, muscle spasms, or general wear on the spine from your occupation or activity level.
Advances in treatment however have enabled chiropractors to effectively relieve and eliminate the pain from sciatica, bringing both short and long-term relief.
The conservative, non-invasive treatments that chiropractic care provides aim to take the pressure off the sciatic nerve with basic adjustments to the spinal column. Regular manipulations commonly provide quick relief, while other treatments such as ice therapy or ultrasound – warming the area to increase circulation – have proven effective as well.
Perhaps the best reason to have a chiropractor treat sciatic pain is to eliminate the need for medication or surgery. While one visit to the chiropractor could bring immediate relief, a series of adjustments, exercises and other treatments may be required depending on the severity of the sciatica.
These are just a few of the many reasons to visit a chiropractor if you feel any symptoms that could be sciatic-related. For more information or to see if this type of chiropractic care is right for you, visit our website or call 815-756-8691.
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